Sr. Director, Strategic Information Vacancy at Jhpiego Nigeria

On 09/Jul/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with mDoc and the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) as partners, Jhepiego is implementing Merck funded cooperative agreement called MSD for Mother (MFM Quality of Care (QoC) project. The project aims to offer unique and synergistic strengths to co-design and implement an innovative women centered QoC model to achieve the projects expected outputs. The goal is to contribute to reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (MMM) by focusing on indirect causes of )MMM). The project will be implemented in 2 states - Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos
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We hereby invite applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:
 
Job Title: Sr. Director, Strategic Information
 
Job ID: 2019-3650
Location: Nigeria
Category: International Position
 
Overview
The Senior Strategic Information (SI) Director / Advisor for TMEC/RISE will provide high-level technical leadership and guidance in planning and implementing appropriate SI/M&E systems, activities and technical assistance for RISE/Nigeria. 
The TMEC/RISE program is a newly-awarded 5-year, USAID-funded global HIV program that supports countries to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control through provision of strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve prevention, HIV case finding and treatment programming.
In Nigeria, TMEC/RISE will support the Government of Nigeria to address barriers in HIV services among at-risk adult men, women and priority populations and to build capacity of local implementing partners, continuously leveraging data to successfully course correct and achieve and maintain epidemic control.
This project aims to achieve and maintain the primary prevention and 95-95-95 goals that are critical to HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.
The program will also support PEPFAR’s transition of HIV service delivery to local partners, advancing progress along the journey to self-reliance. 
The director will also provide additional supports to other Jhpiego projects as necessary
 
Responsibilities
Leadership:
Provide leadership and direction on SI/M&E activities to ensure technical and financial integrity to achieve TMEC/RISE-Nigeria’s goals, objectives and targets and other Jhpiego projects as necessary 
Serve as a member of the senior leadership team to ensure success in meeting TMEC/RISE-Nigeria’s goals, objectives and targets
Lead development of project PMP and standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to data management, collection, aggregation and data quality assessment and QA/QI to guide state level activities
Lead the process of establishing an instance of DHIS2 that will warehouse facility-level data for all TMEC/RISE-Nigeria’s States and facilities
Oversee real-time data use including weekly, monthly and quarterly data review meetings; implement remediation efforts that address identified gaps and challenges for project overall and at state level
Oversee the development of data analytics to monitor cascades of care, programmatic pivoting, and key and priority populations.  Analyze progress to target continuously to ensure activities are on track
Strengthen the use of data at state and facility level for program monitoring and improvement
Support the provision of training, supervision and mentorship to strengthen for M&E/SI and data quality improvement
Support the process of validation and triangulation of data between multiple data sources
 
Management:
Supervise a team of and M&E/SI and informatics advisors, data managers and clerks to produce high-quality data and monitor program quality and progress to target
Oversee timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of project activities and results to USAID, including narrative progress reports and weekly, monthly quarterly, semi-annual and annual quantitative results.
Support and guide capacity building through trainings, mentorship and supervision on M&E/SI activities
Promote and support knowledge management and sharing efforts
Trouble shoot issues that arise and provide immediate solutions
Ensure compliance to donor reporting requirements into DATIM and other formats for high frequency reporting
 
Required Qualifications
Advanced degree in Epidemiology, Demography, Public Health, or related Health, Medical, or Social Science discipline; doctoral-level degree preferred.
10+ years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale international HIV PEPFAR-funded projects, with proven capacity in building and managing a diverse team of technical and support staff
Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with USAID reporting requirements.
Strong data management and analysis skills and advanced knowledge of PowerBI, DHIS2, and electronic medical records
Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least two of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata
 
Required Abilities/Skills:
Experience in HIV care and treatment and prevention programs
Familiarity with Nigeria’s health management information system and other national M&E systems
Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of data for decision-making.
Demonstrated experience in data quality assurance and implementation plans to improve data quality
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability to travel frequently to Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Niger, and Adamawa
References will be required.
 
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
 
Note: Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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